Dinners in Courmayeur, IT

Cadran Solaire – The Garin family made over the oldest tavern in Courmayeur to create a warm and inviting restaurant that has a 17th-century stone vault, old wooden floor, and huge stone fireplace. Cadran Solaire, Courmayeur, IT House ravioli, Cadran Solaire Polenta with Fontina Mont Frety – our favorite! Mont Frety, Courmayeur Pesto linguine  …

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In the presence of Rock Stars in the Alps

Today we stopped for a bit of lunch at the popular Rifugio Maison Vieille high above Courmayeur, IT. Rifugio Maison Vielle While we were there, four American women decked out in running attire came in and sat down in the lively, cozy interior (I can’t believe I didn’t take a picture of this great place and these awesome women…

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Refuge in the French Alps

So, a very new experience for us last night… we stayed in a mountain ‘refuge’. Refuges have a long history in alpine trekking and skiing in the Alps. This particular one, called Nant Borrant, was conceived 150 years ago. The local council “Considering that the people obliged to cross this mountain are very exposed because there is no seller of…

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